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Jon is a commercial and technology partner in our London commercial, IP and IT team. He has over 15 years’ experience advising both domestic and multi-national clients on a broad range of contractual projects. He also specialises in advising on data protection compliance, including issues such as international data transfer, data collection and analytics, data security breaches and subject access requests.

His technology experience includes advising on contracts for IT/BPO outsourcing, software development, cloud solutions (eg IaaS and SaaS), business intelligence and data analytics. His general commercial experience covers a broad range of contractual projects, including major procurement and outsourcing deals, distribution, agency, logistics, manufacturing and warehousing. He has acted for a number of retail sector clients and advised two of the UK’s largest and best-known retailers on all their commercial work. He also has experience in the renewable energy and cleantech, healthcare technology and management consultancy sectors.

Jon is a member of the City of London Law Society’s Commercial Law Committee, the Society for Computers and Law, the Big Data Insight Group and the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He is a regular media commentator on contract law, data protection and consumer law issues, and has recently given a number of interviews on Radio 4 regarding the Government's consumer law reforms.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting for a global management consultancy on contracts with software developers, licensors and hosting providers to establish a business intelligence and integrated care solution for NHS clients, and advising on tender bids to the NHS.
  • Advising a leading airline catering and in-flight retail provider on an agreement for the development, implementation and support of an inventory and warehouse management system.
  • Acting for a fast-growing technology company on the roll-out of an innovative iOS app, including content development agreements, end user licences and data protection compliance.
  • Advising a leading credit card brand on the re-negotiation of a credit card affinity agreement with a major airline.

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Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

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